Date of Graduation

Spring 2008

Degree

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Committee Chair

Lisa Proctor

Keywords

print supports, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), visual supports, hyperlexia, echolalia

Subject Categories

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Abstract

Many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are echolalic in their communication. In this study, print supports were incorporated into structured activities to determine the effects on the participant's number of echolalic utterances, appropriate responses to questions, and non-elicited comments. An ABA design was used to demonstrate the results. Appropriate responses to questions increased when print supports were incorporated into structured activities. Overall, the participant responded more often when print supports were implemented. Appropriate comments appeared to minimally increase when print supports were incorporated. Additionally, the frequency of immediate echolalic utterances increased when print supports were incorporated. These results are discussed more fully in the Results and Discussion sections of this paper.

Copyright

© Julianne D. Bazyke

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